While the 2011 sturgeon-spearing season ended on Feb. 27, there are other ways to keep the season alive.
Teams of marine-science-minded teens competed in Milwaukee on Feb. 5. Marshfield High School again captured a victory in the Lake Sturgeon Bowl. The team now moves to a spring National Ocean Sciences Bowl battle in Galveston, Texas, hoping to win their third crown. Last year, the team’s prize was a trip on a sea-going schooner. Students and teachers across Wisconsin are eligible to participate in this annual science-literacy competition.
Students, educators and researchers now have three new and easy ways to connect with UW Sea Grant.
Dr. William Karasov’s research shows commonly used manufacturing flame retardant increases mortality, stunts growth of tadpoles.
The United States Patent Office has awarded Fred Binkowski, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Aquaculture Specialist, a patent on the process he developed for out-of-cycle spawning for yellow perch.
In February, deputy director Jim Hurley will assume the role of director of the environmental health division at the State Lab of Hygiene.
Wisconsin Water Librarian Anne Moser has made it her outreach mission to improve literacy and library use among underserved children as part of the “Make a Splash—Read” campaign. This week, she brought her story hour road show to the Neenk Chungra Head Start Program in the Wisconsin Dells.
Former Sea Grant staff member Gregory Dexter Hedden died on Oct. 17. He pursued the possibility of sustainable mining in the Great Lakes.